Halloween – Veil lifts tonight between our worlds

Halloween – Veil lifts tonight between our worlds

Halloween – a time to remember our loved ones, be a little silly and celebrate our two worlds

Believed to have originated from the festival of Samhain, which was to celebrate the end of harvest and the beginning of winter, Halloween is so much more about pumpkins, gore and trick or treating.Based on a Pagan belief, that the doors to the “other realm ” opened therefore allowing for a closer relationship  between the the spiritual and physical world.Image result for samhain It was believed spirits were able to “visit” between the 31st and Nov 1st. Friends and family would offer a feast where they would invite their “spirit” loved ones to sit on places set for them at the table. 

This is not uncommon in Asian culture, where people offer up food and drinks that were favoured by their dead relatives. Instead of a place at the table, Indians in particular would mark each anniversary of their passing by setting a small area or table crammed with flowers, incense, food, sweets, drinks, fruits and lots of candles or divas near their photo. Prayers would follow and they would ask them to enjoy the offerings. After a suitable time, the food and edible items from the offering table would be distributed to everyone present. I do this for my father on his birthday and every anniversary of his death. 

If you think about it, our ancestors had very little science or outside information at this stage so they were led by all the things we take for granted now – the Sun, Moon, weather patterns. The most intriguing yet scary aspect of life was – death. The unknown triggered a range of rituals, spells, myths and superstition some of which still remains with us.

Samhain was in some ways, “letting go” of the old and being open to change. As autumn moves into winter, they would have had to start the process of preparing for the cold and dark. It is a little about ourselves as sometimes what gave us comfort, needs to be released as we move into a new form of existence. 

It was said that people would go around in homemade costumes to pretend to be the “spirits” hoping to get some food. Part of this would have been for fun and part, desperation as times were hard. Rituals, games, fires were lit and people were brought together to create noise and possibly dance. It would have brightened up the dark and cold night for sure!

This was over taken somewhat by the Christians and “All Souls’ Day was celebrated and of course in modern times, the commercial and expensive Halloween took over in popularity.  Both Samhain and All Souls’ Day is celebrated in a small scale by those who are either interested in Pagan/Gaelic festivals and by Christians who take the opportunity to visit graves of their loved ones.

We must keep in mind the true significance of this evening – the rainbow bridge between the two worlds is being built for our mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, children, grandparents, uncles, aunts and even Spirit guides, to reach our world. What wisdom or message will they have for us? Will they want to join you for dinner tonight? Show themselves to us? Come and look at the newborn grandchild in the crib to whisper word of love? Or will they appear in your dream tonight to encourage you to take the first step to change your ways? Be open to possibilities? Image result for halloween

Celebrate the commercial side of this day (I did over the weekend. I love dressing up!) but remember to take a moment between tonight and tomorrow to welcome you ancestors to your home, ask them to bless you with their wisdom and open your heart to their love.

It is not all about candy, costumes, fake blood and pumpkins. There is so much more to it.  This is a festival of LOVE. Bringing our two worlds together and feeling close to those who exist in a different world.

So what you can do to connect with them? Find a comfortable space in your home tonight, light a candle, incense and have a glass of water next to you. Leave a note pad and pen by your side, close your eyes and listen to my special guided meditation to help you connect with your loved ones :

.You will only need about 15mins to do this so give yourself this moment to enjoy the rainbow bridge to connect with your loved one.

Remember you are Spirit, you are LOVE, open your heart and your mind to shine out bright. Please do leave me a comment here or on my Facebook page. Share with friends and family if you feel they need a reminder.

Love, 

Angela

 

Mercury Retrograde….brings us closer to our life purpose

2016 is an important year for many reasons. The numbers 2,0, 1 and 6 comes up to 9 which has a strong spiritual vibration. It is a power packed number and thus brings about big changes to some of us. I see this in the wonderful people book in for a reading. More and more are coming to strong crossroads. This is a make or break year for some of us. You will be forced to face facts and seek your life purpose. No longer are you going to drift around and let life pass you by. You will want know your soul purpose and make things happen. How many of us saw this Facebook  status “I hope this year is going to be better. Last year was horrible” on NYE ? Perhaps it was you who posted it, after a frustrating year. Why do we go from one year to the next, feeling the same level of frustration and expect change to happen without changing any of our own behaviour patterns? Why doesn’t the new year clear the slate and allow us to start again after the clock strikes 12? The reason is simple.You carry forward the bad relationship, the angina, the financial issues and the horrible boss into every month, year or day. It doesn’t just go away because of change in time! I found a fantastic quote which made so much sense – “2016 is not going to change unless you do“. Let’s face it, time is almost like sand in your hands. What makes it tangible and interesting is the memories, the people, the emotions and the experiences. What makes it heavy and difficult is the challenges – losing people we love, dealing with health and emotional issues and difficulties. 

The problem will remain the same but how we deal with it, view it and work with it, influences your emotions and your life experience. There are different approaches to every problem, just like the man who encountered a huge rock on his path, he could either try to move the rock, climb it or walk around it. It all depends on his perspective and attitude. Seen as a huge challenge, then the choice is to give up or turn back. The shift here is to view the rock as a positive challenge to overcome, like how a mountain climber would. In this state of mind, the man would find ways to get to the other side. It took me a long time to get to the “other side” but it has made a huge difference to my life. It is never to late to change and shift your awareness . Once you change your perspective of life, things will get less complex and easier to manage. If a problem looks like a large slab of ice then you need to chip away at it until it breaks down and becomes  more manageable.  

2016 is going to bring complete turnabout in not only your own life situation but in your very soul and will touch you very deeply. You will see a shift in your own behaviour, be able to see things clearly and sense a departure from the old into the new. Challenges and situations will be thrown onto your path and you WILL have to face it. Sweeping it under the carpet is no longer an option but I sense a positive outcome so keep the fate. I am seeing more and more men and women facing relationship breakdowns, huge shifts in their emotions over their life right now who WANT to make changes but not sure of the why, what and whens.  Often the reason they sought the reading is different from what they actually needed to face or change. The clarity and direction in a psychic reading pulls out the disease not the symptom. Once you get to the core then it all makes sense. So many people walk through my doors with heavy hearts and leave with smiles, hugs and feeling lighter! This is one of the perks of the job, to see the begins of a transformation.

 You see, facing the truth doesn’t always need to be a bad thing. There are times in our lives when we have to get real and make changes to live a happier life. End of a relationship is huge but if it is to enable you to live the life you were meant to live, then its not a bad thing is it? What if your purpose was to open a cafe in southern Spain, bathe in warm sea water every morning and speak Spanish? What if your purpose was to retrain and become a teacher instead of a stay at home mum? What if you could be happier with someone who accepts you for who you are instead of the person who constantly criticises you for being who you are? Until you address your life purpose and break these behaviour patterns, you will always be in the “same zone”. The place where everything changes except for you.

Just drifting and “just being” is no longer good enough. Time to take charge and in charge! I am also seeing “spirituality” “Awakening” “intuition” “Angels” floating around a lot more in conversations and on social media. 2016 is a big year for us human beings. 

There is a huge shift in our consciousness and people are starting to wake up! We are all born with intuition, inner knowing and understanding  but it lays dormant until there is an “awakening”. Some of get it earlier on, like myself when I was a child I knew there was more to what i was seeing and feeling. I saw spirits, heard them and  messages kept rolling in. Others go through difficulty and then WHAM! something happens to open their third eye to the other realm. When I first moved to my town, I didn’t hear anything about spiritualism or mediums but now its exploding by the minute! I am so lucky to have a beautiful Angel who arranges one of the best Mind, Body and Spirit fayres around – Janine who showcases some of the area’s best psychics and mediums. Of course social media helps to engage people sitting on the fence as far as the spirit world is concerned. 

The number nine is the end of the phase so whatever that started one, two or three years ago, will come to completion. Whatever that no longer serves your highest good will come to an end. There will be new people, paths and clarity to take you one step closer to your highest purpose.   

The Mercury Retrograde in my humble opinion is the catalyst for change. Please read the article below and take note of the dates when this is expected to occur. Keep a note book or diary of what happens on these dates, strange dreams or messages and anything that happens e.g people you meet, conversations, opportunities etc. This will all be useful to piece together your soul’s true desire and intention.
 
http://www.astrologyzone.com/forecasts/mercury.html
 
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